|9:30||Assigned Reading||Make bed||make bed|
|4:30||Start Dinner||Cubscouts/help cook||Done/help cook||done/help cook|
Where there are spaces, they are either continuing the previous activity--or in the case of Art/Music and Logic, we're all doing the same thing. I just got tired of coding. Also, Xavier and Dominic are not always awake before 9, so they are not scheduled for anything prior to that.
On Mondays, we only do the schedule up to lunch. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we do History. On Wednesdays and Fridays, we do Science. Wednesday mornings, we attend orchestra. That is why we are schooling on Monday. We had been taking Monday off since Gary is home on Mondays. However, our Orchestra day changed, so that got changed, too. Once a month on Wednesday afternoon, we get together with other homeschool families for PE. The last Friday of the month, we go to a place that has lots of gymnastics equipment that has an open time for homeschoolers. Also, of course, our schedule gets disrupted for field trips. However, they have slowed down somewhat.
How is it working? Well, other than the fact that I overslept by 30 minutes every morning this week, it's been going great. We just adjusted our schedule back 30 minutes and made it up on our lunch time break. The kids really respond well to having a schedule. Dominic is fighting it somewhat. However, even he is more willing to color when it's written on the schedule! :)
We've also implemented a menu. I will not list that here. However, it means that I am cooking for every meal. It also means that the kids DO NOT have a choice of what they eat. They are also having to eat healthier. For instance, for breakfast, they might have a waffle, bacon or (spoonful of peanut butter for Xavier), 1/3 of a banana, and a cup of milk. Before, they wanted to just eat 5 waffles and have done with it. This is a much healthier option. They are settling into this pretty well, although Xavier still has a melt down every time he realizes he doesn't get to choose what he is going to eat. His melt downs are getting smaller each day. I know that changing the way Xavier eats can only be good for him. I really think he has a glucose allergy or intolerance. The fact that all he wants to eat is bread does not help him. We are taking him for allergy testing. We'll see.
That's it for today. I'll post some pictures from this week when I get up in the morning!